Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Trena Renee McLaughlin

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Trena Renee McLaughlin

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, September 14, 2009

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Trena Renee McLaughlin

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Trena McLaughlin died as the result of Hepatitis C, which she had contracted after being stuck by a syringe while searching a vehicle in California.

On July 14th, 1994, she was searching a vehicle at the Temecula Border Patrol Station when her hand came in contact with the hidden syringe. She tested positive for Hepatitis C in 1998 and medically retired from the Border Patrol in 2002. She passed as a result of the disease on September 14th, 2009.

Agent McLaughlin had served with the United States Border Patrol for 18 years.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Location California
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 14, 1994

communicable disease

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 14, 2020

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